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What does Somerset mean?

Somerset \s(o)-mer-set, som(e)-rset\ as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Somerset is "summer settlement". Place name: a county in England. Made prominent as a first name by author and playwright Somerset Maugham.


Somerset has 2 variants: Sommerset and Summerset.

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Somers.


Somerset is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#42677 out of 150436, Top 28%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Somerset for boys. Somerset has not been ranked in the Top 1000 thus far. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Somerset name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Somerset outside U.S.

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Somersby. Like Somerset, this name is not commonly used.